Modern Brass

Modern Brass

Want to give your home a modern, fresh update?  Get on board with brass! I know, I know — brass is usually so shiny and cheap-looking and not very awesome.  But recently I’ve been noticing a more modern brass.  This brass has a matte finish, a darker patina, looks entirely...(read more)
Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

  My life might be sweet and lovely, but currently it is also very unorganized. Maybe you’re like me, and you find tons of interesting, creative, inspiring, and beautiful stuff online everyday — then you immediately forget everything you saw, and scratch your head wondering where you found that lovely...(read more)
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Tuesday's Top...Chunky Rings (Earth Science Edition!)

Tuesday’s Top…Chunky Rings (Earth Science Edition!)

Looking for a trendy addition to your jewelry box? You need to get yourself a geode ring! I’ve been seeing these natural, Earthy designs pop up everywhere recently. They have a rustic/masculine/architectural look from afar, but when you get up close — such a different look! The details of the rocks are usually speckled and... (read more)
Wedding Color Palette / Pink + Brown

Wedding Color Palette / Pink + Brown

I’m loving the inspiration photo for this color palette.  I wish I had a photo showing more of these sparkly dresses — they look so decadent and colorful! [photo source] —————————– Check out more Sweet and Lovely wedding color palette ideas here! —————————– (read more)
Black Doors: 5 Tips for Getting it Right

Black Doors: 5 Tips for Getting it Right

Oh, Monday.  I wasn’t ready for the weekend to be over.  But since it is and it’s time to get back down to business, I wanted to share one of my favorite design ideas to start the week off right! Feel like making a dramatic change to your space without alot of money?  Paint the... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds

Such soft and buttery leather. (photo source.) Trend alert: Button-back sweaters. Cute.  And check out Rachel Zoe’s picks for 2012 style trends. Lovely oil painting clutch (nearly 50% off!) The prettiest earrings of the week.   Chevron rugs, so hot right now. (Zoolander reference, anyone?) I always love finding great new design-y blogs — here’s a great... (read more)
Favorite #11: Elie Saab

Favorite #11: Elie Saab

Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers.  His gowns have always incorporated lovely silhouettes and delicate details — his latest collection did not disappoint. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection he showed during Paris Fashion Week this week included a gorgeous set of pastel-colored gowns with intricate beadwork and soft floral textures. The results are beautiful,... (read more)
Tangerine Tango!

Tangerine Tango!

So you’ve probably already heard by now that Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s color pick of 2012.  It’s sort of a tricky color — not quite orange, not quite red.  I don’t know that I’m ready to paint my whole apartment tangerine, or buy a dress that’s head to toe tang, but a few accessories here... (read more)
Caramelized Onion Tart with Gorgonzola and Brie

Caramelized Onion Tart with Gorgonzola and Brie

This tart is definitely on my “need to make” list.  It looks delicious!  And would be a great appetizer for a party — maybe something to keep in mind for your Super Bowl party in a couple weeks.  (A little more classy than the standards chips and wings, if you’re looking for something different than... (read more)
Wedding Color Palette / Pink + Orange

Wedding Color Palette / Pink + Orange

This week’s wedding color palette is so bright and fun!  I love the idea of pairing pink with orange — orange balances out the pink beautifully. Your bridesmaids might not be too excited about orange dresses, but pink dresses are pretty universally flattering.  Pair a pink dress with orange shoes, or a bouquet of orange... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds: Ikea Edition

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds: Ikea Edition

Instead of doing the normal round-up of Friday Sweet and Lovely Finds, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite Ikea finds.  I’ve been working on a renovation project with a homeowner on a very tight budget, so we’ve all had to get a little creative about how to keep costs down. She’s found... (read more)
Simple Living: White House Tour

Simple Living: White House Tour

How much do I love white spaces? Like, alot. Completely and totally. They just always feel so clean and simple and refreshing. I’m loving this house, in particular.  It’s got a small cottage feel — very comfortable.  Since there isn’t the distraction of lots of loud colors, the smaller elements of the space really jump... (read more)
Golden Globes Trend: Headbands

Golden Globes Trend: Headbands

Another Golden Globes trend this year?  Headbands!  I spotted a few in the red carpet photos, and it’s such a sweet look.  Pictured above is Busy Phillips, Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron, and Eve Mavrakis (Ewan McGregor’s wife.) Here are some lovely headbands options if you’re looking for one for your next night out: Cute handmade... (read more)
Favorite #10: The History of Love

Favorite #10: The History of Love

Have you guys read The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss? It’s a sweet and lovely book if there ever was one. The writing is almost poetic — I read the book with a pencil and a highlighter just so I could be sure to note all of my favorite passages.  (Nerd alert, I know.... (read more)
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